Scatter Plot

While viewing a data set from the data editor, press F2 to access Plot Setup. To view the current settings for displaying the data, press F1 to access Define.

Plot Type determines the type of graph. Select either Scatter or xyline. Scatter simply plots the points while xyline connects the data points. Other options are available for statistical purposes.

Mark determines the appearance of each point: a box, cross, plus, square or a dot.

x determines the column from which the x-values are defined.

y determines the column from which the y-values are defined.

For example, for Plot Type select Scatter. Use the thumb pad down arrow to navigate to x. Then for x, enter c1 by typing in alpha C 1 ENTER. Then use the thumb pad down arrow to navigate to y and enter c2 by typing in alpha C 2 ENTER. Finally, press ENTER to save the results and return to the Plot screen. These settings define a scatter plot with box marks using the data from columns c1 and c2.

To view the scatter plot, press GRAPH. The plot is probably unsatisfactory; if so, press F2 to select the Zoom menu, then press 9 to select 9:ZoomData.

Changing the Plot Type from Scatter to xyline and leaving the other settings results in the following type of graph.